Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, June 16, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Lost in Las Vegas Airport? It's Your Lucky Day

Passenger-service agents help travelers.

Link to article in The Wall Street Journal:

2) American Airlines Sees Paperless Cockpits with iPad

Link to article on MarketWatch:

Link to news release from the Allied Pilots Association:

3) Galaxy Tabs and iPads Won't Destroy Case for Embedded In-flight Entertainment, Say Stalwarts

Link to article in Air Transport Intelligence:

4) Should You Pay for Wi-Fi? Airports Explore Tiered Service

Link to column in USA Today:

5) FAA's Approach to SWIM has Led to Cost and Schedule Uncertainty and No Clear Path for Achieving NextGen Goals

Link to report from the US DOT Office of the Inspector General:


6) GPS Industry Slams FCC for Extending LightSquared Deadline

Link to article in PC Magazine:,2817,2387123,00.asp


7) Portland, Maine Unveils Website Aimed at Managing Transportation Demand

Link to story and audio on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network:

Link to TDM2go:

8) Road Safety Campaign to be Rolled Out in North Dakota Oil Patch

Link to article in The Bismarck Tribune:

9) Washington State DOT Communications Consultant Makes Millions More than First Reported

Link to story and video on KING-TV:

10) Iraqi Telecommunications Company Launches Traffic Awareness Campaign

In collaboration with Sulaimaniyah Traffic Department, Asiacell will send out three million SMS messages offering advice on coping with traffic and accidents.

Link to article on


11) West Virginia-Ohio Bridge to be Fitted with Weight Sensors

Link to article in The Intelligencer:

12) Oregon Legislature Narrowly Passes Bill to Allow Digital Billboards Along State Roadways

Link to article in The Oregonian:

13) Yellow Left-Turn Signals Get Their Chance to Shine

Link to article in USA Today:

14) Illinois Governor Signs Legislation Barring Politicians from Putting Their Names on Highway Signs

Link to AP article:,0,3321801.story


15) US Drivers Need Better Information on Recalls, GAO Says

Link to Bloomberg article:

Link to report from the US Government Accountability Office:


16) Nissan Leaf Telematics May Leak Driver Data to Third Parties

Link to article in The New York Times:

17) Are Auto Telematics the New iPhone?

Link to blog on Matter Network:


18) MBTA Rejects Ad Critical of Massachusetts Senator

Link to article in The Boston Globe:

Link to news release from

19) Advertisers Turning Transit Stations Into Giant Billboards

Link to article in The Boston Globe:

20) What Will Happen to OneBusAway, App Which Allows Tracking of Seattle-Area Buses?

Link to blog on


21) Advancing Regional Transportation Operations: A National Workshop

Link to report on December 2008 event from the Transportation Research Board:


22) Fleets Increasing Their Spending on Truck Technology

Link to article in Today's Trucking:

News Releases

1) Nation’s Largest Transportation Technology Association Honors New Jersey DOT

and Turnpike Authority for Innovative Approach to Traveler Information

2) Airports and SESAR Together to Modernize European Air Traffic Management

3) Waterways Association of Pittsburgh Earns National Recognition

4) DC Metro Marks National 'Dump the Pump' Day with New Customer Information Campaign About Its Efforts to Build a Better Ride

5) Sync Steps Up to the Plate with Fantasy Baseball Updates Available Hands-Free from Ford

6) US Air Force 50th Space Wing Completes GPS Constellation Expansion

7) European Commission Backs First eMobility 'De-carbonization' Infrastructure Project

8) New MBTA Commuter Rail Apps on the Market

Upcoming Events

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Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** IBM was created as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company through the merger of three companies.


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